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Finglas for Diversity

This is a group set up to integrate everyone into the community at Finglas. The vast majority of older people in the area have come to Finglas from elsewhere. The new Irish are also very welcome and finglas4diversity.dcu.ie website is available for the community. Kerry Lawless from Hazelcroft made the welcoming speech.

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Kevin Myers and “Our Lads”

Kevin Myers writes about two British army regiments newly deployed in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, (Irish Independent, 7th October). These are the Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Guards. Kevin refers to these regiments as “Irish” as if the Irish people were involved in their direction. He points out that the war in Afghanistan is UN sanctioned and is supported by Irish Army Ordnance Officers as part of a NATO explosive ordnance disposal team.

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Finglas Regeneration 2010 (Update)

Draft Brief for Update of Finglas Regeneration Strategy

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Finglas Cabra Drugs Task Force

This report details the activities of the Task Force which plays a very
important role in the local community. I had to withdraw as the meetings are held at lunchtime on Monday and clash with the joint endocrinology meetings of Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals.

Finglas Safety Forum Issues in May 2010

Statistics at the Joint Policing Committee show that crime in Finglas is

Gardai have requested headquarters in Phoenix Park to finance CCTV on
CardiffsBridge Road to counter antisocial behaviour.

Operation Hybrid continues to target high profile criminals in the area as
does operation Anvil.

Chief Superintendent Dowling reports that there are 16 community Gardai in

Gardai will pay special attention to antisocial behaviour at Cappagh Green
and St Canice’s Court, Fairlawn/Hazelcroft, Plunkett Green areas in the
immediate future to discourage disorder.

Car crime at Mayeston Hall has been brought to Garda attention. A cleanup
at St Margarets Road will be arranged and Fingal County Council reminded of
their responsibilities for cleaning the footpaths of the area at Lanesboro
up to Creston.

Jackie O’Reilly reported that a new anti-graffiti company had started work
and had been given a long list of sites to clear. Gable ends at Barnamore
were highlighted.

John Bennett of the Finglas/Cabra Drugs taskforce wants to enlist
co-operation with the Finglas Safety Forum to make the drugs policy more

Enforcement of the yellow boxes at McKelvey will happen immediately, so you have been warned!

There are only three dog wardens for the city. There are 9,500 dog licences
and about 30,000 dogs. Wardens are knocking on doors looking for licences
and part-timers have been employed to do this for the summer in a scheme
that is self-financing.
32% of the dogs in the pound are restricted breeds such as PitBulls,
Staffordshires, Japanese Akitas, Japanese Tosas, German Shepherds
(Alsatians), Bull Mastiff, Rottweilers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Doberman
Pinchers, and crossbreeds. Wardens removed 1,100 dogs in Dublin in 2009.
Safe dogs may be let off the lead in a public park before 11 am but not
after that. You are supposed to clear up dog faeces in the streets if your
dog defecates. An on-the-spot fine may be issued. Last year one person was
jailed for three days for the non-payment of a dog fine (utter madness).

Finglas residents can bring safety issues to the forum if they wish. You
can find out the schedule of meetings from Margaret Geraghty at the Finglas
Office at Mellowes Road (01-2225133

Finglas Village Traders Reinvigoration Plan

Finglas Village Traders

Since the demise of the Finglas Village redevelopment by Marumba (Spain, Courtney, Doyle and McNamara), the footfall of customers and shoppers has been disappointing and relatively small. The court case with Barclays looking for about ? 7 million from Marumba lead to the closing down of the property company. deLoitte is one of the receivers.

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Unemployment in Finglas

In November 2009 Unemployment live register numbers were

Navan Road – Total 6,250 of which 727 and 458 were respectively males and females under 25 years

Finglas – Total 5,766 of which 853 and 424 were respectively males and females under 25 years.

In Finglas and Cabra, there are significant cohorts of young people who have never been in the work force.

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